Industry Readings for ‘Galatea’

David Templeton’s award-winning mystery-thrilled “Galatea” was debuted in two industry readings in New York City in September of 2022 and again in January of 2023. The readings, with several dozen theater-makers in attendance over the two events, were held at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, and were directed by Bob Ari, a director and actor who will be featured in the upcoming musical “Rock and Roll Man” in NYC. The cast of the September reading was Caroline Aaron as Dr. Mailer, Mel House (Marie in ‘Hot Angry Mom’) as 71, John Rothman (‘Sophie’s Choice,” ‘Ghostbusters,” ‘One Mississippi’) as Dr. Hughes and Ben Mehl (Dante Ferguson in ‘You’) as 29, with Kim Sykes (Judge Foley on ‘Bull’) reading the stage directions. The January reading shifted the cast a bit, with Sykes reading Dr. Mailer, Stuart Zagnit (Professor Oak on ‘Every Pokemon Ever’) as Dr. Hughes, and House and Mehl repeating their roles as 71 and 29. Karen Ari read the stage directions. Feedback was quite positive, and conversations are currently underway with select attendees, with the goal of moving toward an eventual production of “Galatea” in New York City in the future.